Matthew Scales was appointed as an independent non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Talbot Underwriting Ltd in September 2011. Mr. Scales retired as executive director and chief financial officer of BRIT Insurance Holdings NV in December 2010 and currently serves as a non-executive director of Newline Underwriting Management Ltd and Newline Insurance Company Ltd. He served previously as a finance committee member of the Lloyd's Market Association. Mr. Scales began his insurance career in 1979 and served as finance director for several companies before assuming that position in 1999 for BRIT Insurance Holdings PLC ("BRIT"), a FTSE 250-listed general insurance and reinsurance group. Mr. Scales is fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.